September 15 is the day of forester in Russia. From time immemorial, the forest has been an integral part of the life of our ancestors and shared its wealth with them. Many legends are associated with the forest, which are reflected in folk art. For a long time the forest was the main material not only for the construction of houses and farm buildings, but was also used everywhere in everyday life. Everything was made of wood, from utensils to musical instruments.

 

Forest and now remains the main asset and symbol of our country - a quarter of the world's timber reserves are located in Russia, and the forest industry occupies a key place in the state’s economy.

 

I want to heartily congratulate the forestry workers on their professional holiday and thank you for your hard work!

 

President of the «Russian Forest» Association Alexey Zhelneyev.